CV LOOP: Gorsuch confirmation hearings start today



SUPREME COURT // The Senate Judiciary Committee begins four days of testimony on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Ed Whalen breaks down what the first day of hearings will look like.

HEALTH CARE // With the approval of the White House, Republicans in the House are making some changes to the proposed health care bill to win over conservatives in the House. The changes include: a work requirement for Medicaid, more generous tax credits for those aged 50 to 64, and allowing federal block grants to states for Medicaid.

HEALTH CARE // Health secretary Tom Price shoots down clean repeal of Obamacare: That would put “vulnerable people at risk,” he told ABC’s This Week.  

DIPLOMACY // A senior United Nations official resigned over penning a report in which she labeled Israel an “apartheid regime” that dominates the Palestinians in violation of international law. The resignation was a victory for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who condemned the report as “anti-Israel propaganda.”

EDUCATION // These college students love Betsy DeVos’ education policies… if they don’t know they belong to Betsy DeVos.

EDUCATION // Governors and legislatures in more than a dozen states are considering ways to give students and their families better access to quality learning opportunities that meet their individual needs.

CULTURE // Tim Allen destroys Hollywood liberals over their intolerant elitism: ‘It’s like 1930’s Germany.’

LIFE // Scientists are creating the first “Three-Parent” babies in Britain turning children into spare parts.

CATHOLIC // A year after Genocide declaration, Knights of Columbus donate nearly $2 million to Christians and other people persecuted by ISIS.

MONDAY MOTIVATION // “Let us allow ourselves to be ‘filled’ with St Joseph’s silence! In a world that is often too noisy, that encourages neither recollection nor listening to God’s voice, we are in such deep need of it.” -Pope Benedict XVI

SAINT // Good Saint Joseph –

DAILY MASS // “The son of David will live for ever.” (Ps 89:37) –

BEAUTY // The Dream of St. Joseph by Anton Raphael Mengs

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also regular contributor with Catholic Pulse. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

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